as in class
one of the segments of society into which people are grouped the lower strata of society have been hit especially hard by this economic downturn

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as in level
the placement of someone or something in relation to others in a vertical arrangement the level of writing in that pop novel is several strata beneath that of serious fiction

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“Stratum.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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